Vincent Zandri's Blog (71)

My Agent is Retiring and So What???!!



Holy Crap, have things changed in the span of one year or what?

Ok, I'm sitting here on my bed in my apartment in Italy that I rent once a

year, same as I've been doing every year for the past three Falls. Like

most of Italy, the ancient buildings are the same, the good natured

people are the same, the priceless works of art are the same, the old

recipes are still melt in you mouth, the Tuscan hills still damp from

almost daily rains, the olive groves lush with… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on November 15, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Authors No Longer Have to Compete with Themselves



Used to be when I first published at Delacorte, one of the last things an agent or editor wanted was for an author to publish two books

at the same time. They called this splitting sales. In other words, by

publishing two books at the same time, an author ran the risk of

competing with him or herself.



Now, with the new indie publishing model, it seems that authors don't compete with themselves by

publishing more than one book at the same time, they simply get… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on October 31, 2010 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

The Book is Dead! Long live the Book!



I'm sitting in an airport in St. Paul, awaiting a flight that will take me to the Boise Book Expo. Directly ahead of me is a bookstore called "Authors" which I've never heard from. The store sports a classy facade. Mahogany pillars, and all these over-sized, fake ceramic piled on top of one another. I don't get it. Well, ok, I get it, but it's a little much.



Anyway, the shelves are full of books by "Famous Authors."



I've been here for more than an hour, and not a… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on October 23, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

Vincent Zandri, The Mysterious Writers Interview

Here's some seriously weird stuff about me and how The Innocent came to be resurrected by StoneGate Ink!!
Click here on Mysterious Writers!





Added by Vincent Zandri on October 17, 2010 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

Writing Advice for Newbies!

Lately, a lot of interviewers have been asking me to lend some advice to newbie writers, especially
young people just starting out. So I decided to offer some of that advice here on the Vox.




Added by Vincent Zandri on October 15, 2010 at 3:51am — 1 Comment

The Wrongly Accused!!!

Have you ever been wrongly accused for something? Ever since I was a little kid,

I've been fascinated with the subject. Case and point: one Christmas eve my

parents accused me of opening a gift before Christmas morning arrived.

My dad was big stickler on that. No opening of gifts until after church

on Christmas day. I recall both my parents flanking me and asking me in

that accusatory tone, "Did you or did you not open that gift?" A boy of

no more than 7 I stared at… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on October 9, 2010 at 2:15am — No Comments

Nab "The Innocent," Win a Free Kindle EReader....

The StoneHouse Kindle/EReader Giveaway Push begins!

Just purchase a copy of The Remains or The Innocent (or any Digie Short) and head on over to the StoneHouse Facebook page and jot

down your proof of purchase and you get yourself a chance to win a free

EReader!!!





Here's what you do first! Purchase The Remains or The…
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Added by Vincent Zandri on October 3, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments

The Innocent is Released!!!

Hello all:



My critically acclaimed novel from 1999 and 2000, The Innocent (formerly As Catch Can), the one The New York Post called "Brilliant" and The Boston Herald claimed was "The most arresting crime novel to break into print this season!" is now re-released by StoneGate Ink on Kindle and all E-Readers, with a second edition print version to be published in the Spring of 2011!… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Guest: Jason McIntyre, on Suspense!

Checkout my exclusive guest blog from bestselling thriller writer, Jason McIntyre!



Added by Vincent Zandri on September 30, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Prophecies and Predictions....

Lately I feel like I'm at war with the world's bookstores. Nothing could

be further from the truth. While it's true I've been social networking

and virtual "cyber" pushing the Kindle and EBook sales of my new

bestsellers, The Remains and… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 27, 2010 at 12:11am — No Comments

Exclsuive Excerpt from StoneGate's "The Innocent" by Vincent Zandri

Here's a first look at the new republication of the classic, As Catch Can, now re-edited with its original title, "The Innocent." Also a new forward by Detroit noir critic and novelist, Heath Lowrance! Just click here!…





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Added by Vincent Zandri on September 24, 2010 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

The Fall and the Rise: My Story, Bulleted!!!

Sometimes striking a giant deal with the Biggie Pubs in NYC can be the beginning of your worst nightmare:
Get the scoop here at the Vincent Zandri Vox!


To Order the bestselling thriller The Remains click here!


Added by Vincent Zandri on September 20, 2010 at 12:41am — No Comments

The War on the Floor: EBooks vs Paper Books!

Get the scoop on the new lit Jihad here!



Added by Vincent Zandri on September 16, 2010 at 12:26am — No Comments

You Really can Judge a Book by its Cover!!!

Check out the scoop on the latest "Vox!"

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 11, 2010 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Having Trouble Selling your Newly Published Novel? Click here.....

HERE!

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 8, 2010 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Notes from the EBook Revolution

Ok, well, six months ago I hardly knew what an e-book was. Now it's changed my life. Here's how!

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 4, 2010 at 12:15am — 1 Comment

And Now that the Novel is Written....

Here's what I do when I finish a new novel: I panic. Check out the whole story in the Vincent Zandri Vox!

Added by Vincent Zandri on September 1, 2010 at 1:22am — No Comments

What is the definition of Suspense???

An MFA in Writing student interviewed me for his upcoming thesis about suspense. Here's what I told him. Check out the new "Vox."

Added by Vincent Zandri on August 27, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Marketing 101 for the New Publishing Model

Sex sells, but so do books if you market yourself like a pimp on crack....Check out the scoop at the new Vincent Zandri Vox!

Added by Vincent Zandri on August 25, 2010 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

Living inside Vivid Dreams!!

How do vivid dreams shape our waking lives???? Check out the new "Inception" and "Remains" inspired Vincent Zandri Vox!!!!



Added by Vincent Zandri on August 19, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

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